Researchers aim to develop heartier potatoes, but ‘generations of inbreeding’ may pose a challenge | Genetic Literacy Project

Scientists are trying to revolutionize potatoes and….cure the tubers’ depression, the result of generations of inbreeding. ….Potatoes reproduce
— Read on geneticliteracyproject.org/2019/01/17/researchers-aim-to-develop-heartier-potatoes-but-generations-of-inbreeding-may-pose-a-challenge/

Viewpoint: How the Organic Trade Association flunked Science 101—No, organics are not ‘chemical free’ | Genetic Literacy Project

I recently had an encounter on Twitter with the CEO of the Organic Trade Association (OTA), Laura Batcha. The OTA represents many of the largest organic
— Read on geneticliteracyproject.org/2019/01/15/viewpoint-how-the-organic-trade-association-flunked-science-101-no-organics-are-not-chemical-free/

Here’s everything you need to know about GMO crops | Genetic Literacy Project

Genetically modified organisms (GMOs or GMs) are one of the most well-studied areas of biological and agricultural research. However, one of the tactics
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With the ‘bee crisis’ fading and European farmers fearing an insect invasion, EU’s neonicotinoid ban fiasco stumbles into the New Year | Genetic Literacy Project

The future of a controversial agricultural pesticide remains in limbo, thanks to scientific uncertainty and political malfeasance.
— Read on geneticliteracyproject.org/2019/01/09/with-the-bee-crisis-fading-and-european-farmers-fearing-an-insect-invasion-eus-neonicotinoid-ban-fiasco-stumbles-into-the-new-year/

Easy-Peeler Orri Jaffa expected to see 70% sales growth in North American markets

The Plant Production and Marketing Board of Israel predicts that 2019 will see significant increase in exports of the Orri Jaffa mandarin to the US and Canada. The organization set goals for…
— Read on www.freshplaza.com/article/9058997/easy-peeler-orri-jaffa-expected-to-see-70-sales-growth-in-north-american-markets/

EU has ‘no plans’ to revise its strict regulations on gene-edited crops, European Commission official says | Genetic Literacy Project

A European Commission official said that Brussels has no plans to “put forward new legislative proposals” on genetically modified organisms during the
— Read on geneticliteracyproject.org/2019/01/08/eu-has-no-plans-to-revise-its-strict-regulations-on-gene-edited-crops-official-says/

Spicy tomatoes? Scientists want to produce chili pepper metabolites in CRISPR-edited tomatoes | Genetic Literacy Project

Surely, someone out there has cooked up a shrimp fra diavolo and thought, “mamma mia, this would be much easier if someone genetically modified the
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